An overwhelming majority of HR professionals think fat cat board directors are bad for business and employment relations, a new poll has found.
In an internet survey by consultants Croner, 96 per cent of HR practitioners said they felt fat cat bosses on huge contracts were potentially damaging to organisations.
Of the 129 people questioned, only 2 per cent said fat cat pay didn't harm employment relations and morale, while a further 2 per cent were unsure.
Richard Smith, an employment lawyer at Croner said: "Employees are a business's most important stakeholder group and good employee relations are vital to the success and longevity of an organisation. However, this is an area often neglected over keeping shareholders happy and attracting new investors."